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Oct 10, 2016
Economists from Britain, Finland win Nobel for research on pay, rewards | ReutersBy Daniel Dickson and Niklas Pollard | STOCKHOLM STOCKHOLM British-born Oliver Hart and Finland's Bengt Holmstrom won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work that addresses a host of questions from how best to reward executives to whether schools and prisons should be privately owned.Their findings on contract theory have implications in such areas as corporate governance, bankruptcy legislation and political constitutions, said the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which announced the 8 million Swedish crown ($928,000) prize. "This theory has really been incredibly important, not just for economics, but also for other social sciences," said Per Stromberg, a member of the prize committee and professor at the Stockholm School of Economics.Contract theory considers, for example, whether managers should get paid bonuses or stock options, or whether teachers or healthcare workers should be paid fixed rates or by performance-based criteria.Holmstrom, a 67-year-old professor of economics and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said he had been friends with Hart for decades and was thrilled to be sharing the award with him."He's my closest intellectual friend here and a personal friend also. And he has been important for my thinking and I hope I have been important for his thinking," he told Reuters Television at his home in Boston.The nine academics who won Nobel prizes this year in medicine, physics, chemistry and economics included five Britons, a Frenchman, a Finn, a Dutchman and a Japanese
Oct 10, 2016
India's Amity University buys New York college for $22 mnAmity hopes a US campus will attract students from abroad who want to gain the prestige that comes with studying in the United States. It also hopes to forge research partnerships with other colleges, and to connect foreign scholars with their counterparts here.
Sep 03, 2016
Sisodia calls IITs orthodox, slaves of their own traditionSisodia, who holds the education portfolio as well, also pitched for a separate education ministry in the Centre, saying a person should not be considered as a resource.
Aug 30, 2016
Meet Malvika Joshi: 17-year-old school drop out who made it to MITMalvika found it difficult to get admission in elite Indian institutes like IIT, which has strict rules as one needs to pass class XII exams.
May 16, 2016
Cancer patient receives first penis transplant in US, hopes to find loveThomas Manning of Massachusetts, underwent the 15-hour procedure last week at Massachusetts General Hospital. The penis was taken from a dead donor.
Apr 01, 2016
Seas could rise higher than predicted, drenching coastal cities: study | ReutersNEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global seas could rise nearly twice as much as previous, widely accepted estimates, according to a study published on Thursday saying low-lying cities face possible disaster by the end of the century. Sea levels could surge more than three feet (0.9 meter) by 2100 from melting Antarctic ice alone, on top of a three-foot rise already predicted, said the study by two American researchers that appeared in the science journal Nature. That same Antarctic ice melt could add nearly 50 feet (15 meters) of sea-level rise by the year 2500, it said.
Mar 29, 2016
Indian scientists develop technology for effective cancer treatmentIndian scientists has made a breakthrough by developing a nano-technology which will help monitor effectiveness of cancer therapy within hours of treatment.
Mar 12, 2016
India and MIT: How we became a technological force to reckon withProf Ross Bassett’s book, The Technological Indian, looks at Indian students at MIT from 1882 to 2000
Mar 09, 2016
Excerpt of testimony revealed, Bill Cosby's wife says she never read sex assault depositionThe wife of Bill Cosby said she never read a deposition in which her husband acknowledged he gave sedatives to women he was planning to have sex with.
Feb 22, 2016
Camille Cosby to give deposition in defamation case against Bill CosbyIt is believed to be the first deposition Camille Cosby has given since dozens of women went public with allegations of sexual misconduct against Bill Cosby